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The Resource Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present, Richard Shorten

Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present, Richard Shorten

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Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present
Title
Modernism and totalitarianism
Title remainder
rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Richard Shorten
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Modernism and Totalitarianism evaluates a broad range of post-1945 scholarship. Totalitarianism, as the common ideological trajectory of Nazism and Stalinism, is dissected as a synthesis of three modernist intellectual currents which determine its particular, inherited character.
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StDuBDS
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1977-
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Shorten, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Totalitarianism
  • Superman (Philosophical concept)
  • Utopias
  • Scientism
  • Political violence
  • National socialism
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Summary expansion
What is totalitarianism? In what ways was it modern? Modernism and Totalitarianism argues that conventional theories of totalitarianism are too focused on the state and fail to take note of its ideological trajectory. The book analyses this trajectory, shared by Nazism and Stalinism, the two instances of totalitarianism in its 'classical' form. The ideological trajectory was formed in the interaction of three currents of modernist thought: utopianism, scientism, and revolutionary violence. Developing first of all in the nineteenth century, and in reaction to the Enlightenment mainstream, each of these three currents contributed to the idea of the totalitarian New Man. The book considers a broad range of theoretical positions, including those associated with Cold War liberalism, critical theory, and recent anti-totalitarian thought in France, in order to develop these arguments
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Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present, Richard Shorten
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384478/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-311) and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Part One. Totalitarianism : What, When, How? -- 1. The Problem of the Modern. -- Unpacking totalitarian modernism. -- Two models of totalitarianism : genocide versus control. -- The conceptual limits of political religion theory. -- 2. The Problem of Intellectual Antecedents. -- Antecedents as affinities. -- Antecedents as influences. -- Part Two. Three Totalitarian Currents. -- 3. Utopianism. -- The view from Cold War liberalism. -- Communist utopianism. -- Nazism and utopianism. -- 4. Scientism -- Critical theory and the pathologies of reason. -- Nazi science? -- Marxism, Stalinism and scientism. -- 5. Revolutionary Violence. -- The revolutionary passion in French anti-totalitarian thought. -- The leftist orientation -- The rightist orientation
Control code
FIEb1719636x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780230252066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)016121984
  • (StEdALDL)1/2840015
  • (OCoLC)798615423
Label
Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present, Richard Shorten
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384478/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part One. Totalitarianism : What, When, How? -- 1. The Problem of the Modern. -- Unpacking totalitarian modernism. -- Two models of totalitarianism : genocide versus control. -- The conceptual limits of political religion theory. -- 2. The Problem of Intellectual Antecedents. -- Antecedents as affinities. -- Antecedents as influences. -- Part Two. Three Totalitarian Currents. -- 3. Utopianism. -- The view from Cold War liberalism. -- Communist utopianism. -- Nazism and utopianism. -- 4. Scientism -- Critical theory and the pathologies of reason. -- Nazi science? -- Marxism, Stalinism and scientism. -- 5. Revolutionary Violence. -- The revolutionary passion in French anti-totalitarian thought. -- The leftist orientation -- The rightist orientation
Control code
FIEb1719636x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780230252066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)016121984
  • (StEdALDL)1/2840015
  • (OCoLC)798615423

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